European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS)
Statistical activity code: 40509
Total expenditure on social protection, expenditure on social benefits, share of social benefits in the expenditure on social protection, administrative expenditure, share of administrative costs in the expenditure on social protection, share of expenditure on social protection in the gross domestic product (GDP), share of expenditure on pensions in the GDP
Social benefits by function (sickness, health care; disability; old age; survivors; family, children; unemployment; housing; social exclusion), share of functions in total benefits and in the GDP
Pension beneficiaries by function: disablity, old aeg, survivors, unemployment
European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS)
Social protection – all interventions from public or private bodies intended to relieve households and individuals of the burden of a defined set of risks or needs.
Function – the risk or need of social protection.
Social protection scheme
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Commission Regulation (EC) No 10/2008 of 8 January 2008 implementing Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) as regards the definitions, detailed classifications and updating of the rules for dissemination for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries
Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 April 2007 on the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1322/2007 of 12 November 2007 implementing Regulation (EC) No 458/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European system of integrated social protection statistics (ESSPROS) as regards the appropriate formats for transmission, results to be transmitted and criteria for measuring quality for the ESSPROS core system and the module on pension beneficiaries
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the statistical database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in the case of publications – the release month).
All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the statistical database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the statistical database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.
Data are published in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Total expenditure on social protection” in the following tables:
SWK01: Expenditure on social protection
SWK02: Expenditure on social benefits by function,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Pension insurance” in the following tables:
SW110: State pension insurance, 1 January
SW111: Pensioners and family members receiving survivor's pension by sex and age group, 1 January
SW12: Pensioners by county, 1 January
SW13: Old-age pensioners by county, 1 January
SW14: Persons receiving disability pension/pension for incapacity for work by county, 1 January
SW15: Share of pensioners in total population by county, 1 January
SW153: Monthly average pension and monthly average old-age pension (quarters)
SW154: Monthly average pension by county, 1 January,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Health insurance” in the following tables:
SW16: Benefits of health insurance
SW161: Expenditure of health insurance and persons covered by health insurance
SW162: Persons covered by health insurance by county, 31 December,
under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Social insurance benefits” in the following tables:
SW17: Family benefits by type of benefit
SW171: Average family benefit by type of benefit
SW18: Benefits for disabled persons by type of benefit
SW181: Social benefits by type of benefit
SW19: Families receiving child allowance by county, 31 December
SW20: Persons receiving single parent's child allowance by county, 31 December
SW22: Persons receiving parental benefit by type of benefit and sex
and under the subject area “Social life / Social protection / Social insurance / Unemployment insurance” in the following tables:
SW35: Persons receiving unemployment allowance by county
SW51: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by county (quarters)
SW52: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by county (months)
SW53: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by age group and sex (quarters)
SW54: Persons receiving unemployment insurance benefit by age group and sex (months)
SW55: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by county (quarters)
SW56: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by county (months)
SW57: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by age group and sex (quarters)
SW58: Average unemployment insurance benefit per month by age group and sex (months)
SW59: Average duration of payment of unemployment insurance benefit by county
SW599: Persons receiving insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (quarters)
SW609: Persons receiving insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (months)
SW619: Average insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (quarters)
SW629: Average insurance benefit upon lay-off by age group and sex (months)
SW639: The cases of insurance benefit upon lay-off by county
SW65: Persons receiving benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (quarters)
SW66: Persons receiving benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (months)
SW67: Average benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (quarters)
SW68: Average benefit upon insolvency of employer by age group and sex (months)
SW69: Cases of benefit upon insolvency of employer by county
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Data serve as input for statistical activity 50201 “Sustainable development indicators”.
Quality report on the ESSPROS core system;
quality report on the ESSPROS net social benefits module;
quality report on the ESSPROS pension beneficiaries module
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Ministry of Social Affairs
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Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
Administrative data show only the statistics of public authorities.
For data compilation, a common, regulation-based methodology is used in the European Union. Only qualitative data on total social protection expenditure can be compared internationally, but not data on social protection schemes (sources of funding), as national social protection systems differ.
The time series has been compiled according to a common methodology. Until 2011, data have been converted into euros.
The social protection statistics are directly influenced by changes in the legislation. Statistical indicators change due to amendments made to legislation and this should be taken into account when analysing the presented statistical data.
In the tables SW110, SW111, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW153, SW154:
From April 2000 persons who received a pension for incapacity for work (formerly disability pension) receive old-age pension after attaining the pensionable age or national pension if their years of pensionable service or the accumulation period is not sufficient for the grant of an old-age pension.
In the tables SW16, SW161, SW162:
Since 2002, commuting accidents are no longer registered.
Since 1 January 2009, persons aged over 19 can no longer apply for a dental care benefit.
Until 1 July 2009, the Health Insurance Fund paid the sickness benefit starting from the 2nd day of the leave. Since 1 July 2009, the employer pays the sickness benefit from the 4th to the 8th day, and the Health Insurance Fund pays it starting from the 9th day.
In the tables SW17, SW171, SW18, SW181, SW19, SW20, SW22:
Pursuant to Amendment of the State Family Benefits' Act (adopted on 13 October 1999) the words “child benefit” and “maintenance allowance” were replaced with the words “family benefit” and “child care allowance”.
Until 1998 maintenance allowance was different for persons on child care leave with up to a 1.5-year-old child and with a 1.5 to 3-year-old child. Until 1998 maintenance allowance was paid to a non-working person raising a 1.5 to 18-year-old (1993 3 to 16-year-old) disabled child.
1998–2004 different childbirth allowances for the first and each subsequent child, and 2000–2004 for the multiple was paid.
Social benefits for disabled persons shall be paid by Social Benefits for Disabled Persons Act, entered into force in January 2000.
Since year 2008 other benefits include also supplement compensation for farthers' vacation, victim support services, allowances for winners of the Olympic games and maintenance allowance.
School allowance doesn’t exist since 2009.
Payments of state funeral benefits to private persons were discontinued in 2009 due to the economic crisis. From July 2009 to December 2014, the state provided funeral benefits only to local governments for the purposes of organising burials for unknown persons or persons without family. As of 1 January 2015, state funeral benefits are granted to disadvantaged families. The benefits are paid to the organiser of the funeral whose family received subsistence benefit in at least one month in the previous 12 months.
Since 2016, rehabilitation allowance and work allowance are not granted. The payment of work allowance to a person of working age who was granted the allowance before 1 January 2016 shall continue on the former conditions, pursuant to the former procedure and in the former amount until the expiry of the prescribed term.
As of 1 July 2017, families with many children are paid the allowance for families with many children. One of the parents, a guardian or foster parent raising three or more children in a family has the right to receive the allowance for families with many children. The previous parents allowance for families with seven or more children was abandoned as a separate type.
It is not possible to assess the cross-domain coherence of data in the European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics (ESSPROS) format. Cross-domain coherence could be assessed with national accounts data, but in this case, the data should be converted into a comparable format and probably to a more detailed level (some data components overlap).
The data coherence between different ESSPROS (European System of Integrated Social Protection Statistics) modules is ensured by the Eurostat validation process. The total amount of social protection benefits may differ from the sum of functions due to rounding.
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.
Data on illnesses and healthcare are received from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund.
The following data are received from the Social Insurance Board: (disability, old age, survivors, family and children, housing and social exclusion.
Unemployment data are received from Töötukassa (Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund).
Data on housing and social services are received from the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Data are also received from the public sector financial statements information system of the Ministry of Finance.
Data on Estonian Parliament pensions are received from the Chancellery of the Riigikogu.
Data on presidential pensions are received from the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activities 21303 “Government finance” and 40501 “Social services” are used.
Data are received from the public sector financial statements information system and the Social Services and Benefits Registry (STAR) via an FTP-server and by e-mail.
The data are compared with the data of previous periods.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.